Secretary of State

Mike Pompeo

Michael R. Pompeo was sworn in as the 70th U.S. Secretary of State on April 26, 2018. The Secretary of State, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, is the President's chief foreign affairs adviser. The Secretary carries out the President's foreign policies through the State Department, which includes the Foreign Service, Civil Service, and U.S. Agency for International Development.

In the News

Remarks on the UN Human Rights Council

Date: 06/19/2018 Description: Secretary Pompeo Delivers Remarks to the Press on the UN Human Rights Council - State Dept Image

Secretary Pompeo (June 19): "The Human Rights Council enables abuses by absolving wrongdoers through silence and falsely condemning those who have committed no offense. A mere look around the world today demonstrates that the council has failed in its stated objectives." Full Text»

U.S.-South Korea-Japan Cooperation

Date: 06/14/2018 Description: United States, Japan, and Republic of Korea Hold Trilateral Meeting in Seoul - State Dept Image

Secretary Pompeo (June 14): "The trilateral cooperation among the United States, South Korea, and Japan has been crucial to the effectiveness regarding our efforts ... related to the denuclearization of North Korea, and it was certainly key to our opportunity for the summit in Singapore."  Full Text» Trip Page»